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Trouble With the Curve

Rated PG-13 111 minutes 2012

Moneyball had already been nominated for six Oscars when the cameras started rolling on this cornball drama about an aging, irascible scout for the Atlanta Braves (Clint Eastwood) trying to patch things up with his overachieving attorney daughter (Amy Adams) during a swing through North Carolina. What's particularly shaming is that the earlier movie, about a coach who coldly reduces players to complex statistics, has more genuine heart than this predictably romantic and reactionary tale. Robert Lorenz, Eastwood's longtime assistant director, moves up to the lead spot but can't do anything with Randy Brown's ham-fisted script, which reduces every supporting character to a cardboard cutout and the iconic star to a Saturday Night Live parody of himself (Get off my baseball diamond!). With Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, and Matthew Lillard.

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Official Site: troublewiththecurve.warnerbros.com

Director: Robert Lorenz

Producer: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Michele Weisler and Tim Moore

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard, Scott Eastwood, Joe Massingill, Ed Lauter, Bob Gunton, Chelcie Ross, Ray Anthony Thomas, Clifton Guterman, Jack Gilpin, Matt Bush, Louis Fox, Ricky Muse and Tom Dreesen

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